Adult

Mid-week adult discipleship ministries at FBC serve and equip men and women in their love and service to the Lord

Corporate Worship is important and a pivotal aspect in our faith walk, however the Lord never intended our fellowship with the body to be limited to an hour a week on Sunday morning. It is in the intimacy of our smaller group adult discipleship ministries where relationships are developed and God's people can walk side by side with each other, encouraging, challenging and helping each other become the disciples God has called us to be. Please, take a few minutes to read through the ministry descriptions below and make plans to get involved.

MEN'S DISCIPLESHIP INTENSIVE

The Purpose of MDI:

  • For God to build up the church into spiritual maturity (Christ-likeness) so that Christ may be glorified through us – Eph 4:13
  • To equip qualified men to better serve in various areas of ministry (i.e. marriage, family, church ministry)
  • Matthew 28:19-20 – To obey the command of the great commission in teaching disciples to observe everything that Jesus has commanded
  • 2 Timothy 2:2 – To obey the calling of scripture for pastors to teach the body the sound doctrine and practice which they have received and pass it down to others who will be able to teach the same


Specific goals of MDI
:

  • To identify men in the church who appear likely to experience significant spiritual growth through more intensive study, instruction, and discussion and provide that for them.

 Requirements to be apart of MDI:

  • Membership – you must be a member in good standing at First Baptist Church of Eaton Rapids (FBC)
  • Attendance – you must be in regular attendance at all the stated meetings of FBC (SS, AM Worship) unless you have a legitimate excuse for failure to attend.
  • Devotions – must be regularly spending time communing with God through Scripture reading and prayer
  • Service – you must be serving in some capacity in the church
  • Support – you must have the support of your wife (if married)
  • Commitment – you must commit to attending all the MDI sessions (except for vacations and sickness) and doing all the required assignments
  • Accountability - There will be an attendance sheet with accountability questions each meeting, and if a person begins failing to meet the requirements a leader will follow up with them about whether they need to drop out of the group.

Meeting Agenda

  • Opening Prayer
  • Review and discussion of reading materials
  • Each week those in the training will be assigned a portion of a theological book and of the Bible.
    They will be encouraged to be methodical rather than rushed in their reading so as to absorb
    the material.
  • Those in the training will keep a ‘leadership journal’ in which they will record insights and questions they have from the reading (as well as notes from the discussion.) We want each person in training to write at least one insight or question from the theological book and one insight or question from the Bible reading to share with the group.
  • Sharing and prayer – personal life (spiritual life, marriage, family, work, evangelism, discipleship, church)

Outside Meeting Accountability

  • Each group will have a text group to keep each other up to date on prayer, insights into the curriculum and encourage one another.

2022-2023 Curriculum Schedule

  • August 19 - Grace Awakening, Charles Swindoll [Chpt 1-7] and Jude
  • August 26 – Grace Awakening, Charles Swindoll [Chpt 8-14] and Jonah
  • September 2– Worship, The Ultimate Priority, John MacArthur [Chpt 1-3], Psalms 1-10
  • September 9 – Worship, The Ultimate Priority, John MacArthur [Chpt 4-6], Psalms 11-20
  • September 16 – Worship, The Ultimate Priority, John MacArthur [Chpt 7-9], Psalms 21-30
  • September 23– Worship, The Ultimate Priority, John MacArthur [Chpt. 10-12], Psalms 31-40
  • September 30 – Worship, The Ultimate Priority, John MacArthur [Chpt. 13-15], Psalms 41-50
  • October 7 – Let the Nations Be Glad, John Piper [Chpt 1-2], 1 Peter
  • October 14 – Let the Nations Be Glad, John Piper [Chpt 3-4], 2 Peter
  • October 21– Let the Nations Be Glad, John Piper [Chpt 5-6], 1 Timothy
  • October 28 – Let the Nations Be Glad, John Piper [Chpt 7], 2 Timothy
  • November 4 – Discipling, Mark Dever [Chpt. 1-4], 1 John
  • November 11 – Discipling, Mark Dever [Chpt. 5-7], 2 John
  • November 15 – Discipling, Mark Dever [Chpt. 8-10], 3 John
  • November 25 – Holiday Break
  • December 2 - Evangelism, Mack Stiles [Chpt. 1-2], James
  • December 9 - Evangelism, Mack Stiles [Chpt. 3-4], Romans 1-8
  • December 16 - Evangelism, Mack Stiles [Chpt. 5], Romans 9-16
  • December 23 – Holiday Break
  • December 30 – Holiday Break
  • January 6 – Courageous churchman, Jerry Wragg [Chpt. 1-5], Nehemiah 1
  • January 13 – Courageous churchman, Jerry Wragg [Chpt. 6-9], Nehemiah 7-13
  • January 20 – Courageous churchman, Jerry Wragg [Chpt. 10-12], Daniel 1-6
  • January 27– Courageous churchman, Jerry Wragg [Chpt. 13-14], Daniel 7-12
  • February 3– Leading with Love, Alexander Strauch [Chpt. 1-4], Joshua 1-6
  • February 10– Leading with Love, Alexander Strauch [Chpt. 5-9], Joshua 7-12
  • February 17 – Leading with Love, Alexander Strauch [Chpt. 10-14], Joshua 13-18
  • February 24 – Leading with Love, Alexander Strauch [Chpt. 15-18], Joshua 19-24
  • March 3– A Guide to Biblical Manhood, Stinson and Dumas [Pg. 6-24], Mark 1-2
  • March 10 – A Guide to Biblical Manhood, Stinson and Dumas [Pg. 25-55], Mark 3-5
  • March 17– A Guide to Biblical Manhood, Stinson and Dumas [Pg. 56-75], Mark 6-9
  • March 24– A Guide to Biblical Manhood, Stinson and Dumas [Pg. 76-99], Mark 10-12
  • March 31– A Guide to Biblical Manhood, Stinson and Dumas [Pg. 100-112], Mark 13-16
  • April 7– The Church, Mark Dever [Chpt. 1-4], Acts 1-3
  • April 14– The Church, Mark Dever [Chpt. 5-8], Acts 4-6
  • April 21– The Church, Mark Dever [Chpt. 9-12], Acts 7-10
  • April 28– The Church, Mark Dever [Chpt. 13-15], Acts 11-14
  • May 5– Word Centered Church, Johnathan Leeman [Chpt. 1-3], Acts 15-18
  • May 12– Word Centered Church, Johnathan Leeman [Chpt. 4-6], Acts 19-22
  • May 19– Word Centered Church, Johnathan Leeman [Chpt. 7-9], Acts 22-15
  • May 26– Word Centered Church, Johnathan Leeman [Chpt. 10-11], Acts 26-28
  •  June 2– Church Membership, Johnathan Leeman [Chpt. 1-2], Ephesians 1-2
  • June 9 – Church Membership, Johnathan Leeman [Chpt. 3-4], Ephesians 3-5
  • June 16– Church Membership, Johnathan Leeman [Chpt. 5-6], Philippians 1-2
  • June 23– Church Membership, Johnathan Leeman [Chpt. 7], Philippians 3-5
  • June 30– Church Membership, Johnathan Leeman [Chpt. 8], Colossians 1-2
  • July 7– Church Discipline, Johnathan Leeman [Chpt. 1-4], Colossians 3-4
  • July 14– Church Discipline, Johnathan Leeman [Chpt. 5-8], 1 Thessalonians 1-2
  • July 21– Church Discipline, Johnathan Leeman [Chpt. 9-12], 1 Thessalonians 3-5
  • July 28– Church Discipline, Johnathan Leeman [Chpt. 13-16], 1 Corinthians 1-2
  • August 4– Men and Women: Equal Yet Different, Alexander Strauch [Chpt 1-2], 1 Corinthians 3-4
  • Aug 11– Men and Women: Equal Yet Different, Alexander Strauch [Chpt. 3-4], 1 Corinthians 4-8
  • Aug 18– Men and Women: Equal Yet Different, Alexander Strauch [Chpt. 5], 1 Corinthians 9-12
  • Aug 25– Men and Women: Equal Yet Different, Alexander Strauch [Chpt. 6], 1 Corinthians 13-16

Contact Pastorjohn@fbcofer.org if you are interested in learning more and discussing your possible participation in MDI

WEDNESDAY MORNING BIBLE STUDY
Every Wednesday morning, from 7am-8am., join the men of FBC as they study through different books of the Bible and challenge eachother in the discernment and application of God's Word.

For questions or more information contact pastorjohn@fbcofer.org

1 Peter Study

Women’s Bible Study will be starting on Tuesday, June 7, 2022!
10 AM-noon and 6:30-8:30 PM with childcare available for the AM session.
A 9-week study on 1 Peter by Jen Wilkin
Books are $16.
Peter, a man of faith and flaws and an eyewitness to the life of Christ, challenges us to look beyond our current circumstances to a future inheritance. In 1 Peter, he shares concerns about issues for the early believers and points us to humility and submission.

Connect Groups are a great place for building relationships with others in the church body. Right now we have 5 Connect Groups meeting across the Eaton County area on various nights. Each group is comprised of 10-14 individuals who are committed to meeting regularly, studying the Word together, and doing life together in fellowship and community.

Click here to express your interest in joining a group